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Laguna Beach break guidePhoto by: Jeff Brown

Laguna Beach Surf Guide

Laguna Beach in Orange County is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of Mines,.

Laguna Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Laguna Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Laguna Beach occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Laguna Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Laguna Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
88%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Laguna Beach Location Map

Interactive Laguna Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Laguna Beach is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Laguna Beach is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away.

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Laguna Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 2 December 2021, 19:52 Local Time
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Wave (m)
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
5
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Swell History at Laguna Beach

Surf stats for Laguna Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Laguna Beach

Wind stats for Laguna Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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